Mary J. Blige Joins Golden Globes ‘Black Dress’ Protest: ‘I Stand With Those Women’
Mary J. Blige has joined the Golden Globes "Black Dress" anti-harassment protest.
The move comes in support of a new initiative, Time's Up, which is focused on supporting women who bring up harassment, sexual assault and sexual misconduct cases. Blige, who is up for a Golden Globe for her role in Netflix's Mudbound, joins Gal Gadot, Saoirse Ronan and Allison Janney in wearing all black to Sunday's ceremony.
Blige says her support of the cause is close to her heart.
"I am one of those women, so, you know, I don't want to go into detail about that and I haven't, but I am, and I stand with those women. I champion them," Blige said Tuesday at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards, according to Billboard.
She continued by saying it's important to stand up for women who are using their voices to draw attention to abuse.
"There's so many women that don't get a chance to speak in other industries that are not the film industry, the music industry," she said. "It's important for us to stand up for them so they can get a chance to speak."
Time's Up will include a legal defense fund and will advocate for legislation combating workplace harassment. The organization is calling for all of the women in attendance at the Golden Globes to wear all black in support of the movement.